U.S. MARSHALS NEWS
LOVELOCK – The United States Marshals Service (USMS) announces the arrest of Edward Gene HAPPY (37). He was arrested, without incident, at 207 Bowean Street on the Lovelock Indian Colony. HAPPY was taken into custody for an outstanding arrest warrant alleging he violated the conditions of his federal supervised release. HAPPY was placed on federal supervision following a conviction for possession of stolen firearms. In addition to the current federal warrant, HAPPY is wanted by the Nevada Division of Investigations (NDI) for allegations of attempted murder. He will appear before a magistrate judge, at the Reno federal courthouse, this afternoon. If detained, HAPPY will be booked into the Washoe County Detention Center while awaiting future court appearances.
The USMS led Fugitive Task Force arrested HAPPY with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO), and the Nevada Division of Investigation (NDI). Investigators developed information he was alluding capture by hiding on the Indian Reservation. More than 20 criminal investigators assisted with the execution of both the search and arrest warrants early this morning. Deputy United States Marshals travelled from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Sacramento in order to assist with the apprehension.
District of Nevada U.S. Marshal Christopher Hoye stated, “Violent fugitives like HAPPY are given the highest priority by the U.S. Marshals because of their potential to harm citizens while they remain at large.”
The Reno U.S. Marshals Service led Task Force is a partnership comprised of investigators from the United States Marshals Service, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Department of Public Safety (Probation & Parole), and Sparks Police Department. The Task Force combines the resources and expertise of local, state, and federal law enforcement in a coordinated effort to arrest dangerous fugitives and pursue sexual offenders wherever they are located.